This is to let everyone know, whether you like Walmart or not, that they are becoming a part of Christian Merchants program run by Kingdom Ventures. This Christian group is hopeful in their idea of having a store that will broaden accessibility to Christian-interests through merchandise, stating: "Our Christian Merchants initiative aims at providing approved companies with easy access to millions of Christians," Gene Jackson, the president of Kingdom Ventures told Business Wire.
"Personally, I would feel much better buying clothes, gas, or computers, knowing that they help increase the Christian Church's positive influence in our country. In fact, the items purchased could remind us of our relationship with God," he said.
I do not have anything against religion but I feel that this is not only giving power to a coalition that needs not have it, as corporation and religion should not mesh because it causes corrupt practices on both sides.
I refuse to shop at any of these stores any longer as I feel this is not only giving power where it doesn't need to be placed but also I feel that this is showing favor for one religion, and one only.
Christians (with or without strong faiths) would not feel comfortable in a store with items such as spell books or book of shadows, magick spellbooks of any area of Paganism or Wiccan or anything else that would threaten or shatter the history and/or basis for their religion. Although I understand that Walmart will not have "Christian based" items in their stores (as ideas go thus far), however, I still feel like the bias is in Christian favor rather than general public.
I'm writing this rip off report to make all of you aware that Walmart is changing into this, if you are Christian or religious you may feel that this is a step in the right direction, however, for those of you who do not, you may want to reconsider patronizing any of these chains. Their low prices really aren't low anymore. Walmart has already had suits of discrimination, race, and prejudice filed against them, what next?
I'm educating you so that you can make an intelligent decision of whether or not you want to shop at these stores any longer. I do not. I will not. My family has decided (and remained firm) not to shop at Walmart any longer.
If you decide to not shop at Walmart due to them being a rip off or because of their discrimination suits or because of their new found interest in one religion that seems to being on the road of monopolizing, I respect that you do it because of your own personal thoughts and beliefs.
If you decide to shop at Walmart, whether it's because you don't care about what they do, you like them, etc, I hope you realize that Walmart is showing that they care less for the public and more for an organization of religion that could make them more money.
I believe in a company doing well, not gaining power through wealth by "opening to new markets" or showing favoritism and influential reputations through popularity of religion.
Thank you for taking time to read my rip off report. Have a beautiful day.
Knowledge is power.